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CNN
Aug 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
in. our white house correspondent dan lothian is in martha's vineyard where the first family is on vacation. dan, why did president obama decide to take this step this week? he canceled joint military exercises between the u.s. and the egyptian military. >> reporter: that's right. he did, brianna. and the main reason is because of the escalating violence on the ground in egypt which you have just been talking about. the president condemning that violence, condemning the actions of the interim military government there and the security forces, but also there's been this sort of level of frustration within the obama administration at the slow pace of the transition from this military interim government to a democratically elected civilian government. the obama administration, at least officials within the administration, had been discussing this as an option. in fact, back in june at the time that the administration decided to delay the delivery of those f-16s, it was brought up as an option to pull out of these biannual exercises known as bright star, but it was only on wednes
CNN
Aug 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
, president obama is wrapping up his vacation on martha's vineyard today. he's actually spent so much of his time doing one of the things he loves to do, which is playing golf. >> yep. the president hit the links yesterday with comedian larry david. he played nine holes with the "seinfeld" co-creator and "curb your enthusiasm" star. must be a lot of fun playing with a comedian. rounding out the foursome were the boston celtics' hutchins and former u.s. trade executive ron kirk. >> i don't know, he can make fun of you a lot, though, right? >> that was my point. probably put you down quite a bit. >> because actually, the president, he's like a so-so golfer. >> is he? >> he likes doing it a lot. he's not the best, he's not terrible, but i think he plays with a lot of guys who might be better than him, so. >> he's got a lot on his mind. >> yeah, he does. >>> let's talk college football now. college football, where alabama's trying to do what no division 1 team in the modern era has ever done. >> which is win back-to-back national championships. joe carter is here with the the "bleacher report."
CNN
Aug 17, 2013 10:00am PDT
friday on martha's vineyard and opening up to parade about raising 15-year-old malia and 12-year-old sasha. what i tell my kids is i'm preparing you for college and life so, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, figuring out how to make that balance. asked about these comments to wcax -- >> as a busy single mother or busy mother -- >> she said, i give my husband credit, he knows who their friends are, their schedule, but he is not making the calls to the dance studio to figure out what classes they're taking next year. mrs. obama has also made it to point to promote healthy eating and exercise, often serving as first example. ♪ taking on jimmy fallon in a fitness battle and teaching workout moves to kids and the coveted cover model is not above a little vanity. i have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who i am as a woman. i want to be this really fly i8, 90-year-old. i asked her former campaign chief of staff how she'll be remembered. >> fun, passionate. a good mom. a great spouse. somebody that so many women across this country can relat
CNN
Aug 15, 2013 1:00pm PDT
obama has been watching this unfold while on his vacation on martha's vineyard. the president today gave his first public remarks, condemning the violence on both sides. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. as a result, this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are cancelling our biannual joint military exercise scheduled for next month. >> the president referred to the change in power in egypt as the military's intervention. there's another word that could be used to describe the act of a military overthrowing, a democratically elected leader and installing a new government in its place, a coup, but will you not hear anyone in the obama administration use that word. if they did call it a coup, the law dictates the u.s. would have to stop sending aid, specifically $1.5 billion in annual aid to egypt. so the state department has decided it simply will not decide. >> the law does not require us to make a formal determinatio
CNN
Aug 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT
president obama took time from his vacation on martha's vineyard to address the crisis. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. as a result, this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise which was scheduled for next month. >> but is the president doing enough? state department spokes woman jen saki is "outfront." jen, thanks for taking the time. >> my pleasure. >> more than 500 people have been killed in the past day alone, the united states, of course, giving egypt about $1.3 billion in military aid and a lot of critics say at the least you got to cut off that aid. why not just do it? >> well, erin, first let me say, as the president said, as the secretary said yesterday, the events that have happened the last two days are deplorable, horrific, there aren't enough adjectives to come up with to describe them. our relationship with egypt, though, is not only complicated, it is a
CNN
Aug 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT
is vacationing on martha's vineyard. dan, what else did the president have to say about egypt? >> reporter: wolf, the president said the cycle of violence needs to stop. he condemned the actions of the military government and announced the u.s. is pulling out of joint exercises, a move that a senior administration official had been discussed as early as june but that the president made up his mind just last night. after a telephone briefing with his national security team on the escalating violence in egypt, president obama emerged from vacation mode in an effort to jolt that country's interim military government off what he called a dangerous path. >> the egyptian people deserve people. >> reporter: cancelling bright star, a long time joint biannual military exercise set for next month. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: this stepped up pressure comes amid calls to suspend the $1.3 billion in annual u.s. military aid to egypt, something that would be virtually automatic if the whit
CNN
Aug 17, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. the president is in martha's vineyard with his family. today is his last full day off there. he heads back to the white house tomorrow. >>> for generations, we have heard about area 51, the place in nevada that's synonymous in popular culture with government secrecy and ufos. well, it turns out it does exist. as cnn's dan simon shows us, it's been one of the biggest worst kept secrets of the cia. >> reporter: hollywood has long shown an obsession with area 51. >> welcome to earth. >> reporter: from aliens to ufos, it helped fuel a perception that the government has been holding onto top secret information about this remote facility in the nevada desert. until now, it had only really existed in places like "the x files" on television. but newly released cia documents officially acknowledge the site for the first time. annie jacobsen spent several years researching area 51, publishing her findings in a book. >> this has kind of become a national pastime and a great debate, you know, about aliens. and the locuk locus of this is 51. >> if you're looking for talk about spaceships, you'll be dis
CNN
Aug 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
none other than nsa leaker edward snowden. white house correspondent dan lothian is live from martha's vineyard this morning. dan, sounds like there are more big questions for the administration today. >> reporter: that's right, certainly more big questions, kate. you know "the washington post" revealing in this report that the lechl of detail and analysis they uncovered is usually more than typically shared with member of congress or the fisa court that oversees the nation's surveillance programs. >> a general impression has i think taken hold not only among the american public but also around the world that somehow we're out there willy-nilly. >> reporter: that was president obama just days ago assuring the american public that the national security agency was not breaching the trust of its citizens. but a new report out today by "the washington post" may raise new concerns. after combing through the trove of documents leaked by former nsa analyst edward snowden "the post" reports the nsa has broken privacy rules thousands of times each year since 2008. "the post" says most of the
CNN
Aug 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
. president obama has condemned that aid, but the u.s. aid continues to trickle in. dan loathian is in martha's vineyard where the president is on vacation. dan, why did the president decide to step up that between egypt and the u.s.? >> well, there had been impact for the obama administration to do much more. there and of course, was that delay of f-16s to the egyptian air force. but what the obama administration is not seeing is this quick transition to the elected government in egypt. so they really wanted to send a strong message to the egyptians to put pressure on them. they began, according to a senior administration official, talking about pulling out of this biannual meetings known as bright star, about the time in june when they decided to cancel the f-16 jets but when the violence really began escalating that's when the president decided late wednesday night that in fact they would pull out of the those joint exercises. do they believe that will have direct impact on the ground, even a state department official saying there are limitations to this move but they do believe it will se
CNN
Aug 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT
with the president while vacationing in martha's vineyard. >>> newt gingrich, the new dough host of "cnn's "crossfire" gave a verbal smackdown to the he blasted gop members of congress for not offering any alternatives speaking at the republican national summer meeting in boston, no cameras present at that meeting, gingrich said republicans have no positive replacement for obama care, said hess party is caught in a culture that rewards obstruction and negativity. he was a bit more restrained when i later caught up with him on the phone. joining us right now, the former house speaker newt gingrich. as you know, house republicans voted 40 times to repeal to get rid of obama care. it's not going anywhere, certainly the president would veto that action and now some republicans are saying they are ready to shut down the government to do away with obama care. you believe this is a mistake. >> i don't think we should shut the government down. i think we should finance all the of the government except obama care, and i think we should be pretardy they ought to send a bill to the senate says september obama c
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